"Let the wild rumpus start!" Be the king of all things wild and terrible at Where the Wild Things Are, where you'll find food, drink and live music enough to satisfy any party animal. The event will also feature the museum's new adoption program, where participants can "adopt" a creature of their own for a nominal donation. 7 p.m.-10 p.m., N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences, W. Jones St., Raleigh. 733-7450, www.naturalsciences.org. Open to adults 21 and over. $10.
Make your way through the haunted labyrinth at McKee's Cedar Creek Farm cornfield maze. There will be a small 2-acre maze for children and the young at heart, and a 12-acre maze for those more daring. Oct. 24 & 25, 30 & 31. Fri. & Sun. 2-8 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.-8 p.m. 5011 McKee's Cedar Creek Farm, Kilger Rd, Rougemont. 732-8065, www.mckeecedarcreekfarm.com. $6, $4 children under 10, free for children under 3.
Don your craziest party hat and follow the white rabbit to the Mad Hatter studio opening at Litmus Studios. The work of local artists Jason Craighead and Anna Podris will be on display, and you'll be treated to live music by Felonius Funk (a.k.a. Andre Leon Gray) and LeMoore (Glamoore Productions). Don't be late to this tea party! 7 p.m-11 p.m., Litmus Studios, 312 W. Cabarrus St., Raleigh. 828-5559. www.litmusgallery.com. Free.
The festival to benefit Safe Passage, an organization that helps care for more than 350 children living at the Guatemala City garbage dump features music by Armand Lencheck, Jonathan Byrd and The Piedmont All-Stars, dance by Apple Chill Cloggers, comedy improv by Transactors Improv Co. and magic by Joshua Lozoff. Swing dance lessons will be followed by a dance. 1 p.m., 5500 Turkey Farm Rd., five minutes north of Chapel Hill. 960-8233, www.deep-magic.com/benefit.htm. Free, donations accepted.
If you love indie films with local flavor, be sure to catch the Flicker Film Festival at Cat's Cradle. Your retinas will absorb Super-8 and 16mm flicks about revelation, telephones, the hot dog man on Durham's Ninth Street (highly recommended) and more. Stick around for the aftershow with stand-up comedian Todd Barry (yes, it's true, he was in Pootie Tang!). Doors open at 8 p.m. Cat's Cradle, 300 E. Main St., Carrboro. 967-9053. Flicker is $3; comedy show is $8 or $6 if you attend Flicker.
Vote for the book you would like to see your community read. Vote through Oct. 31 at local libraries or www.wakegov.com/readstogether. Call 856-6727 for more information.